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Nightfall #6: “Late Special”

Chris Wiggins

The only NIGHTFALL script by Clint Bomphray, this is the second episode to feature Chris Wiggins (photo left), prominent voice and TV actor. It's an odd role for him, really. It's not often he was cast as a dark character. Certainly not one as devious and cruel as in this play.

"Late Special" is the first of several episodes involving a car crash as a plot device. It's also the first of a number to take place in the midst of a blizzard. Canada being where it is, this shouldn't be much of a surprise. 🙂

It's been awhile since I've listened to this episode, so I don't have a whole lot to say about it just yet, aside from it being as creepy as hell with a pretty terrifying ending. I also have an e-mail interview I did with Mr. Bomphray a while back that I need to dig up and transcribe.

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Late Special

Air Date: 8/8/1980
Writer(s): Clint Bomphray
Production Location: CBC Toronto
Producer: Bill Howell
Featuring: Terry Tweed, Chris Wiggins, David Hughes, Trisha Allen, Judy Sinclair, Richard Donat, Frank Perry
Commercial Synopsis: A car crash during a late season blizzard strands a young woman in an abandoned train station, where she meets a mysterious stranger who obliges her to make a singularly existential choice.  (NPR)

If you like what you hear, please contact the CBC Shop and encourage them to release the series!

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